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By Ann Oakley

Barbara Wootton was once one of many outstanding public figures of the 20th century. She was once a very good social scientist, an architect of the welfare country, an iconoclast who challenged traditional wisdoms and the 1st lady to sit down at the Woolsack in the home of Lords.

Ann Oakley has written a desirable and hugely readable account of the existence and paintings of this singular girl, however the ebook is going a lot extra. it's an engaged account of the making of British social coverage at a serious interval noticeable in the course of the lens of the lifestyles and paintings of a pivotal determine. Oakley tells a narrative in regards to the intersections of the general public and the personal and in regards to the approach her subject's lifestyles opened up inside of, used to be formed through, and helped to form a specific social and highbrow context.

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